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Loft Conversion or Extension: Your 2024 Cost Guide

  • Posted by: Sebastian Grayson
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Are you considering getting a loft conversion and wondering how much you will need to budget for it? If so, then keep reading to find out more about the costs involved with a loft conversion to help you plan your budget and determine how much you’ll need to spend.

How Much Does a Loft Conversion Cost?

On average, you can expect to pay around £40,000 for a typical loft conversion in the UK. However, the average cost can vary a lot depending on the type of loft conversion, the complexity of the project, and the size of your property. A loft conversion usually takes around six to ten weeks to complete as long as you have obtained any necessary planning permission. Some of the most important factors that impact the overall cost of your loft conversion will include the size of your loft, your existing loft structure, the style and quality of the finishings, the length of your project, and where you live. 

The loft conversion type that you choose will also impact the price significantly. The average loft conversion cost for different types is as follows:

Loft Conversion Type Average Cost Average Timeframe
Velux £27,500 4-6 weeks
Dormer £45,000 10-12 weeks
Mansard £57,500 8-10 weeks
Hip-to-Gable £55,000 10-12 weeks

Bear in mind that these figures are average and may vary depending on your property and project. 

Ways to Save Money When Converting a Loft

While loft conversion can add a lot of value to your property and provide a significant amount of additional space in the home, there’s no denying that it is not cheap. Therefore, it’s always worth knowing if there is anything you can do to save money when going through the loft conversion process. Some options to consider include:

Don’t Change the Roof Structure: A Velux loft conversion is the cheapest and easiest option, as they do not involve a lot of disruption and do not require any changes to the structure of the roof. However, on the downside, compared to other types of loft conversion, they do not provide as much space. Consider if you need the additional space or if you can work with the amount you currently have in the loft. 

Have a Plan: The best way to get the best loft conversion value is to have a clear plan in place before you start the project. When you know why you want to convert the loft, how it’s going to be used in the future, and who will be using the area, it’s easier to avoid spending money on things you might not actually need. 

DIY When You Can: Likely there will be some easy-to DIY tasks in the process that you can do yourself to save money. Plastering, decorating, wallpapering, and tiling walls are all tasks that you can learn to do yourself to save money.

The Process of Converting Your Loft

Once you’ve determined your budget, the next step is to decide what kind of loft conversion will be suitable. Find out if planning permission is needed and get it if necessary. Get a quote for your loft conversion and be sure to factor in any additional costs that you may need to cover. The loft conversion process is designed to be minimally disruptive to your home, but if you prefer, you can find alternative accommodations for the construction time. 

How Simply Easy Refurbs Can Help You in Your Loft Conversion Journey

Choosing and budgeting for the right loft conversion for your home is not always easy. At Simply Easy Refurbs, we have years of experience helping our clients make the right loft conversion choices for their homes. We can help you through every step of the way including choosing the right loft conversion for your home, getting any necessary planning permission, and preparing for the work. 

If you’re in the process of planning a loft conversion, get in touch today to see how we can help. 

If you’re ready to sit back and enjoy a Simply Easy Refurb on your home, contact us today.

Author: Sebastian Grayson